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Russell Bedford International was established in 1983 by a group of medium-sized independent accounting practices. It is now a closely-connected global network of accounting and business consultancy firms in key locations around the world, and is represented by some 200 offices in more than 70 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.
All Russell Bedford members are well-established firms offering international business advice and services to local and multinational clients. Most provide a full range of services comprising accounting, auditing, tax advice, general business guidance and financial consulting. In addition, many have special expertise in particular fields, such as international taxation.
The World Bank's Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunities for All report shows Eastern Europe leading reform among OECD high-income countries, with the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland among the most proactive reformers over the past year.
Up one place in the latest World Bank Doing Business rankings of the world's most attractive jurisdictions, Spain has shown a marked improvement in several key areas - including tax compliance, contract enforcement and resolving insolvency.
Tony Carey, a founding partner of business advisors Cooney Carey, Dublin, begins a three-year term on the Board of Directors of Russell Bedford International, the top-20 global professional services network.
Russell Bedford member firms have again helped compile tax data for the latest World Bank Doing Business report. 'Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunities for All' marks a major departure from previous years by examining economic gender discrimination - and its impacts - for the first time.
The latest World Bank Doing Business report sees the UK ranked the world's 10th most attractive tax destination, up one place on last year. The country is also ranked in seventh place for overall ease of doing business, ahead of other major economies including the United States and Germany
The Russell Bedford accounting network has published the September 2016 edition of its twice-yearly Business World magazine, a publication aimed primarily at owners and managers of small and medium-sized enterprises.
Britain's vote to leave the EU has left politicians and markets reeling. But while the new political order undoubtedly presents challenges, those businesses most likely to weather the storm will be those with the flexibility to adapt to it. And for these, the new economic order could promise opportunities in the longer term.
The latest World Bank Doing Business survey shows Belgium down in rankings for ease of doing business and the overall tax environment. But is this the full picture, and does the report's 'top-level' approach hide some positive initiatives for entrepreneurs?
The latest World Bank Doing Business survey shows Egypt down five places in rankings for both ease of doing business, and for the country's tax environment. But is this the result of an excessive compliance burden, arising from an absence of online filing facilities?
The 2016 World Bank Doing Business report shows Mexico up four places to 38th place in terms of the best countries in which to do business, and up 11 places to join the top 100 tax environments worldwide.
International professional services group Russell Bedford has announced strengthening of its representation in Ukraine as Riqueza Capital Group is appointed as the member firm in the capital city Kiev (Kyiv).